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How to hold a Straight Razor

Grips


Please note that the passes are mentioned as an example and you might have a different direction for WTG, XTG and ATG.


The positioning of the fingers can vary slightly from one user to another. Some will keep the pinky under the tang, on the tang, or in the air.


WTGShaving WTG (With The Grain). This grip is used for passes WTG (North-South)
Shaving WTG
XTGShaving XTG (Across the Grain). This grip is used for passes XTG (Ear to Mouth)
Shaving XTG
ATGShaving ATG (Against The Grain). This grip is used for passes ATG (South-North)
Shaving ATG
XTG/Touch-upsShaving XTG/Touch-ups (Agrainst The Grain and Touch-ups). This grip is used for passes XTG (Ear to Mouth) and to touch-up missed areas.
Shaving XTG and Touch-ups

More Grips


This part of the page intends to list more grips taken by various users.

Alternate Grips 1

Credits to Drybonz for the pictures.

Alternate Grips 2

Credits to Luc for the pictures. Those grips would apply if the left side of my face would be shaved.

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